Summer Internships for Current Scholars

Opportunities Industrialization Center

Title: Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator
Location: New Britain
Dates: June 15 - August 14
Hours: OICNB tries to set a schedule that is conducive with the Summer Youth Employment and Learning program but also keeping the needs of the student in mind. OICNB can be flexible.

Job Description:

The Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator will work with and be supervised by the Summer Coordinator and/or Executive Director for the Summer Youth Employment & Learning Program for youth ages 14 to 21 years old.  The Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator will assist with recruitment, screening and doing intakes on the youth in conjunction with the Summer Youth Coordinator.  The Executive Director and Summer Youth Coordinator will provide the Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator with needed to be successful in implementing the program. The Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator will attend meeting and learn to input data into the ETO data system. The Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator will work with the Summer Youth Coordinator to develop activities and projects for the summer youth employment and learning program. They will have an opportunity to actually develop and teach an activity. The Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator will assist with the orientation of the summer youth and their parents once they have been selected for the program. The Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator will visit and check worksites, bring in guest speakers for Tier I, II and III.  The Assistant Summer Youth Coordinator will spend some time with Executive Director to understand the operations of a non-profit and as well youth development for youth ages 14 to 21 years old.  

Goals
1.    To develop a working relationship with urban youth ages 14 to 21 years old.

  •  Objective: Intern will know names of the youth in the program.

2.    To develop a working relationship with summer staff, parents, employers and funding sources.

  • Objective: Intern will be engaged with the summer youth employment and learning staff and with parents when necessary.

3.    To utilize creativity to develop an activity for the youth orientation and four Fridays while attending OICNB for career competency training and updates on employment issues.

  • Objective: Intern will do an activity with the youth during their four days of mandatory orientation.

4.    To learn how to input attendance and activities into the ETO Data system.

  • Objective: Intern will input attendance and activities into the data system.

5.    To be able to work independently.

  • Objective: Intern will complete all task in a timely manner.

6.    To assist the Summer Youth Coordinator with the everyday operations of the program.

  • Objective: Intern will assist with supervise staff

7.    To learn about OIC and how a non-profit operates.

  • Objective: Intern will know OIC and how non-profits operate.

8.    To learn and practice youth development techniques and what works effectively with urban youth.

  • Objective: Intern will utilize best practices with youth.

The objectives mentioned are our expectations for success with the summer employment & learning program for the intern.

COVID Accommodations: 

OICNB has been open safely since June 1, 2020 by following the State and CDC regulations for the COVID-19 as well as our own written policies that are aligned with the state. It is my goal to make sure that all staff wear masks, social distance and wash their hands. The intern will be treated exactly like a staff person and if masks and hand sanitizer is needed, OIC will provide those items while the intern is working with OIC.

Career Experience:

This internship will expose an individual to effective ways in implementing a summer employment & learning  program for high school youth. It is great exposure for skills needed in counseling, teaching, administration, human services and social service work.   This opportunity will enhance leadership and instructional skills needed to work with urban youth.  The individual will have a great opportunity to develop and depend on their own creativity, ideas and suggestions. The individual will also learn the data based ETO and meet other agencies that operate the summer work experience program.

Suggested College Major: 

An individual interested in education, human and social services, social work, counseling and administration and likes inputting data and analyzing the results at the end of their nine weeks with OIC.  An individual who likes high school youth and possesses great empathy and compassion for today’s youth.   

Applicant Requirements: 

Car, clean driving record. Must like youth ages 14-18 years old.